Kisling (1891-1953) was one of the representative painters of the École de Paris. Born in Krakow, Poland, he moved to Paris at age 19 after graduating from art school, and befriended numerous artists, including Picasso, Georges Braque, Modigliani, and Pascin during the years he resided in the Montmartre and Montparnasse districts. Although influenced by cubism at an early stage, he resisted the departure from reality seen in cubism and similar movements, and soon began to depict his subjects in a realistic style. An enthusiastic student of traditional styles of painting from Italy and Flanders, Kisling sympathized with the 1920s “return to order” movement.
Kisling developed a distinctive style of landscape, still life, and portrait painting, but his unique traits are most evident in his portraits. His refined realism, achieved through careful brushwork, and his use of glowing, sensual colors that imbue his canvasses with tranquility established him as one of the important artists of the École de Paris. This exhibition features around 60 works from the 1920s and 1930s, a period when Kisling became a darling of the Paris art world known as the “Prince of Montparnasse,” as well as works from the period when he was residing in the United States.
Kisling, Grande Figure de I’Ecole de Paris
Saturday, 20 April, 2019 - Sunday, 7 July
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel +81(0)3 3443 0201
Closed on Apr.24, May 8 & 22, Jun.12 & 26
10：00 - 18：00 (Last admission: 17:30)
|College and vocational students||General¥880||Advance/Group¥700|
|Junior high and high school students||General¥550||Advance/Group¥440|
|Senior (65 and over)||General¥550||Advance/Group¥440|
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon
With the co-sponsorship of
BRAIN TRUST INC.
From the upper left : Bel-Gazou (Colette de Jouvenel) 1933 © Musée Cantini, Marseille, Miss Sylvie 1927 Matsuoka Museum of Art, Flowers 1937 Murauchi Art Museum
From the lower left :Still Life with Lemons against Green Background 1916 © Petit Palais / Art Modern Foundation, Genève, Siesta Time in Saint Tropez (Kisling with Renée) 1916 © Petit Palais / Art Modern Foundation, Genève, Nude reclining on Red Sofa 1918 ©Petit Palais / Art Modern Foundation, Genève